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4 comments | Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of visiting the windy city for a day on a business trip. Thankfully my meeting ended early and I had about six hours to play tourist before I had to catch my evening flight back to Atlanta.

I visited Chicago for the first time last June and I believe my expectations were too high because I was really dissapointed. I'd always heard that Chicago was considered a "baby New York", well that wasn't my experience. But this time around the city seemed vibrant and much more fast paced, despite the cold and rainy weather in APRIL !

I spent the day with my good friend Delandis who is a featured dancer in the Chicago production of the broadway musical Wicked . We spent the day shopping on North Michigan Avenue and feeding our faces at Grand Lux Cafe .

Since Chicago is the home of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, I kept looking around to see if there was a statue erected in her honor somewhere, but it looks like the city is waiting to see if her next project will be a success. Lol!

I'll be flying back to Chicago next week on business, but this time I'll be meeting someone that you all know but have never seen. He's a consistent presence on many SGL blogs. Can you guess who? You'll know by this time next week.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I just happened across your blog. Expectations for Chicago should be high. Yes, I'm bias. But you need to spend some quality time here.
A man of your back-ground would be going nuts with the theaters, shows, night clubs, entertainment venues and I have not even mentioned the lake front. Northside/Westside/Southside culture experiences you would have to travel the world to compare.

April 04, 2007 5:08 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You have a date with the Captain?

April 04, 2007 7:54 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Please don't tell me THAT is true...

April 05, 2007 5:24 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Oh my God it's the captain! I know it. he's from Chicago, illinois. Darian i want to interview you, and you have to talk about that experience ok?

April 06, 2007 1:30 AM


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